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Old 05-23-2016, 10:27 PM   #1
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Default is there any minimum and maximum high for installing electrical panel?

there is an interesting thing
I check the code book
can't find any information about the minimum and maximum high for installing electrical panel

anyone has any idea about that?
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Moved to the CEC section.
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there is an interesting thing
I check the code book
can't find any information about the minimum and maximum high for installing electrical panel

anyone has any idea about that?
67 inches to the highest breaker handle/toggle
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67 inches to the highest breaker handle/toggle
this stardard is just for the residential
not for the commercial and industrial
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EVERY firm I worked for had House Standards.

The Big Boss had his standards -- and expected his troops to stay on them.

For us, switches had to be 46" O.C. , A.F.F.

Panel cans always had to be roughed in at 72" to the top of the can -- as long as it was a standard (42ckt) panel.

And so forth.

He had very specific reasons as to why this or that was his House Standard.

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As for Residential Service Panels -- the local Poco is the governing body -- out here -- as we all install all-in-ones -- and the meter height had better make the meter gal very happy.

PG & E hired a 4' 11" babe for the mission. She was sent out on all new meters. (commercial )

You can scarcely imagine the panic work she 'inspired' as every day of delay of the meter impacted the EC $5,000 to $10,000. Yes, this penalty was part of the contract boilerplate.

[ It worked both ways, a speed up triggered a bonus payout. ]

Power on to a commercial build is SO significant to all the other trades -- and the ultimate date of occupancy. Each day is worth $75,000 in cash flow to the Big Retailer -- often much more.
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this stardard is just for the residential
not for the commercial and industrial
People are the same height when they get to work.

26-402 is a good guide if you have no direction.

What are you wanting to do?
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26-402 Location of panelboards (see Appendices G and I)
(1) Panelboards shall not be located in coal bins, clothes closets, bathrooms, stairways, high ambient rooms, dangerous or hazardous locations, nor in any similar undesirable places.
(2) Panelboards in dwelling units shall be installed as high as possible, with no overcurrent device operating handle positioned more than 1.7 m above the finished floor level.
So, keep the panel out of the coal bin, #1. As far as height of highest breaker, that applies to either the branch circuits if main is at bottom, or....main if its at the top.
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26-402 Location of panelboards (see Appendices G and I)
(1) Panelboards shall not be located in coal bins, clothes closets, bathrooms, stairways, high ambient rooms, dangerous or hazardous locations, nor in any similar undesirable places.
(2) Panelboards in dwelling units shall be installed as high as possible, with no overcurrent device operating handle positioned more than 1.7 m above the finished floor level.
So, keep the panel out of the coal bin, #1. As far as height of highest breaker, that applies to either the branch circuits if main is at bottom, or....main if its at the top.
1.7m is just for dwelling units
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1.7m is just for dwelling units
Absolutely.
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26-402 Location of panelboards (see Appendices G and I)
(1) Panelboards shall not be located in coal bins, clothes closets, bathrooms, stairways, high ambient rooms, dangerous or hazardous locations, nor in any similar undesirable places.
(2) Panelboards in dwelling units shall be installed as high as possible, with no overcurrent device operating handle positioned more than 1.7 m above the finished floor level.
So, keep the panel out of the coal bin, #1. As far as height of highest breaker, that applies to either the branch circuits if main is at bottom, or....main if its at the top.
fwiw .. he posts questions he knows the answer to. He then jumps on the poster if they've missed something.

He rarely words the question very well, however.
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fwiw .. he posts questions he knows the answer to. He then jumps on the poster if they've missed something.

He rarely words the question very well, however.
His writing reflects his clarity of thought.

Such is life.
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I heard an interview today with a guy who posts in comments sections
under the pseudonym Ken M..
The following is cut from an article I just found about "Ken M":
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fwiw .. he posts questions he knows the answer to. He then jumps on the poster if they've missed something.

He rarely words the question very well, however.
just want to share and discuss the work with people in the same trade
take it easy
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Such is life.
Clarity of thought? Seriously guys? This sounds like a couple teenagers bashing someone online. Grow a pair.
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1.7m is just for dwelling units
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this stardard is just for the residential
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Is The AHJ questioning breaker handle height for an installation ?
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If you can find a rule for that I will buy you a beer. The CEC (as far as I can find) only lists the height for dwelling units.
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26-402 Location of panelboards (see Appendices G and I)
(1) Panelboards shall not be located in coal bins, clothes closets, bathrooms, stairways, high ambient rooms,
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(2) Panelboards in dwelling units shall be installed as high as possible, with no overcurrent device operating
handle positioned more than 1.7 m above the finished floor level.
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If you can find a rule for that I will buy you a beer. The CEC (as far as I can find) only lists the height for dwelling units.
So I can mount the panel to the ceiling if I want ?
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So I can mount the panel to the ceiling if I want ?
Not a bad idea. Make it easy to have a meter of clear working room.
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In commercial, it is usually spec'd. I haven't done industrial, but I would presume that would be the case as well.

That being said, the architects/engineers do their thing, cognisant of other trades, or not.

Panel height one would presume, is to be dictated by functionality.
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